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  • A vast network of communication professionals
  • SIGNIS is a non-governmental organization that includes members from 140 countries. As the "World Catholic Association for Communication", it brings together radio, television, cinema, video, media education, Internet, and new technology professionals.
  • SIGNIS was created in November 2001 from the merger between two organizations (Unda, for radio and television; and OCIC, for cinema and audiovisual) that were both created in 1928. Its very diversified programmes cover fields such as the promotion of films or television programmes (juries at important festivals: Cannes, Berlin, Monte Carlo, Venice, Ouagadougou...), the creation of radio, video, and television studios, production and distribution of programmes, supplying specialized equipment, training professionals...
  • SIGNIS has consultative statutes with UNESCO, Ecosoc (United Nations in Geneva and New York), the Council of Europe. SIGNIS is officially recognized by the Vatican as a Catholic organization for communication.
  • Objectives

    SIGNIS has among its objectives:

    - To promote a Christian understanding of the importance of human communication in all cultures.

    - To engage in activities which motivate and encourage participation in the betterment of the communications environment on the basis of Christian values.

    - To be open to and promote ecumenical and inter-religious collaboration in communication activities.

    - To promote communication policies that respect Christian values, justice and human rights.

    - To foster dialogue with communication professionals on moral, spiritual and professional issues.

    - To participate in the formation of public opinion based on sound ethical and spiritual values.

    - To support media education at all levels.

    - To participate in the world forums of communication.

    - To facilitate mutual support among the members through dialogue and professional development.

    - To represent Catholic media’s in several organizations and institutions, governmental or not.

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